Author Archive for Robin

Lenore: Wedgies

Meet Lenore, the sweetest little dead girl you’ll ever meet. Well, perhaps not the sweetest — she’s certainly cute, in a decrepit sort of way, but she’s also a little girl, full of tantrums and odd practical jokes. From her…

Crux, vol. 1: Atlantis Rising

Taking off from popluar mythology concerning Atlantis, Crux follows the idea that the mthyical Atlanteans, much more knowledgable and powerful than their Greek neighbors, were both eons beyond the human race and sent to Earth as humanity’s protectors. As this…

Buffy the Vampure Slayer: Spike & Dru

Taking off from the hit TV show, this volume traces the evolution of two of the most deliciously devious villains to hit Sunnydale – William the Bloody, otherwise known as Spike, and the mad but oddly endearing Drusilla, the vampire…

Trenches

In a clean, almost child-like style of wiggly lines and shifting shadows, Scott Mills tackles a story of the French front in World War I. At the center of the story are three men: Lloyd Allenby, a upstanding husband and…

Jack the Ripper

I will admit to a fascination with Jack the Ripper. Apparently like a good chunk of the American public, I am intrigued as to what causes such great evil to manifest in certain men and women, and all of the…

The Darren Blues

Happily reading through all The Authority trade paperbacks, I was struck by one thing that all comics readers have to put up with. In any other visual medium, be it TV, film, or traditional illustration, it would be met with great resistance and loud

TV is to comics as comics is to…

Ok, so my thought this time around is really not as deep as last time’s treatise. However, I think it’s just as important a realization. I was thinking, as we head toward the beginning of the new TV seasons, how much I love TV.

Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood

There’s a general perception, somehow, that small town life holds the key to community in this country. That’s where you find the tales of ancestors past, traditions passed from generation to generation, and intimate knowledge of everyone and everything worth…

Tellos Colossal, vol. 1

Tellos, vol. 1: Reluctant Heroes Tellos involves things familiar to all readers of sword and sorcery tales: honorable thieves, loyal companions, threatening adversaries, and a young boy destined to be a hero. The great thing about Tellos is that it…

Tellos, vol. 2: Kindred Spirits

First things first: do not, I repeat, do not peek at the end of this title! The twister at the end of this tale is such a wonderful, wrenching treat that any preview will kill your enjoyment. If you peek,…

Clan Apis

Many of us have a very distinct image of evolution, born of science classes and popular myth. We can almost see that brave creature, a cross between a fish and a frog, taking it’s first tentative steps onto land, forging…

Electric Girl, vol. 1

Electric Girl, a.k.a. Virginia, is not a butt-kicking, witty, whip-smart female superhero, as her name might suggest. No. Instead, Virginia is a witty, whip-smart, not so butt-kicking teenage girl who just happens to be the best natural conductor of electricity…

Sigil, vol. 1: Mark of Power

Samandahl Rey doesn’t ask much of life. All he wants is to enjoy a night out of gaming, the companionship of his best friend and partner, the sassy Roiya Sintor, and the command of his own ship in the intergalactic…

Gen 13: Superhuman Like You

Last update, I was introduced to The Authority, hardened, fierce peacekeepers. Gen13 is like a superhero team made up of the Authority’s bratty younger siblings. The members of Gen13 are young, hot, powerful, and in the prime of their teenage…

Mystic, vol. 1: Rite of Passage

Workaholic though I may be, I deeply understand the need to party. Even I need to let everything go, maybe dress up, and go crazy with my friends. Giselle, however, may have run with this urge a little too far.…

Clover

This is the kind of manga that blows away any stereotypes of childish interactions or frivolous stories. Kazuhiko, an embittered ex-military man turned P.I., is yanked out of retirement to perform an apparently simple task: transport a young lady to…

The Authority, vol. 1: Relentless

I had heard a great deal about The Authority, in general comments about the series’ excellence and in specific about its groundbreaking characters (see my post on this distinction). As you may have noticed by now, I love superhero comics…